I met my friend Rush Dudley at Yellowstone National Park in September 2014 for a week of camping and touring the park. The most incredible sights were seen everyday. It seemed that every way we looked there was a picture, day or night. Some nights were clear enough for sky photos, one evening we were treated to a lightning show that’s almost impossible to reproduce.
Fur trapper Joe Meck wrote in 1829 upon seeing the wilderness that became Yellowstone:
“Behold! The whole country beyond was smoking with the vapor from boiling springs, and burning gasses, issuing from small craters, each of which was emitting a sharp whistling sound.”
That’s just about what it was like.